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Het schnitzelparadijs (2005)

A romantic comedy about the adventures of Nordip Doenia, a clever young Moroccan guy in The Netherlands. His parents destine him for great things, but Nordip clearly has different ideas. He... See full summary »

Director:

Martin Koolhoven

Writers:

Khalid Boudou (novel), Mimoun Oaïssa (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Noah Valentyn Noah Valentyn ... Nordip Doenia (as Mounir Valentyn)
Bracha van Doesburgh ... Agnes Meerman
Mimoun Oaïssa Mimoun Oaïssa ... Amimoen
Yahya Gaier Yahya Gaier ... Mo
Tygo Gernandt ... Goran
Mohammed Chaara Mohammed Chaara ... Nadir Doenia
Micha Hulshof Micha Hulshof ... Sander
Gürkan Küçüksentürk Gürkan Küçüksentürk ... Ali
Sabri Saad El-Hamus Sabri Saad El-Hamus ... Mr. Doenia
Frank Lammers ... Willem
Linda van Dyck Linda van Dyck ... Nina Meerman
Porgy Franssen Porgy Franssen ... Mr. Meerman
Sanne Vogel Sanne Vogel ... Claudia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anna Drijver ... Girl in disco
Nezha Karim Nezha Karim ... Mrs. Doenia
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Storyline

A romantic comedy about the adventures of Nordip Doenia, a clever young Moroccan guy in The Netherlands. His parents destine him for great things, but Nordip clearly has different ideas. He takes up a simple job far below his level as a dishwasher in a big motel. There, he falls in love with Agnes, the niece of the motel owner. But Agnes faces the same parental pressure as Nordip: she is destined to take over the motel in the future, but she doesn't have ambitions for this. The love relationship between Nordip and Agnes is doomed to failure, unless Nordip can convince Agnes in going her own way, against her parent's wishes. Written by Rene Guillot

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Details

Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch | Arabic

Release Date:

8 September 2005 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Kitchen Paradise See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€850,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€331,761 (Netherlands), 11 September 2005, Limited Release
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Lemming Film See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The producers tried to cash in on the success with a TV series with the same name, but couldn't get Martin Koolhoven to direct it. They promoted the writer of the original screenplay, Marco van Geffen, to director, supplemented by Arne Toonen. Schnitzelparadijs - De serie (2008) bombed. See more »

Crazy Credits

The actors introduce themselves and some cut scenes with goofs are shown. See more »

Connections

References Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) See more »

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Comedy without jokes
19 December 2006 | by ofjeworstlustSee all my reviews

Come on, I really expected something more from this movie. As being marketed as the follow up to Shouf Shouf Habibi, which was also a multi cultural comedy, one would look forward for some laughs and political incorrect remarks.

No, a real thin romance, cliché first generation immigrants from Morocco, overacting actors. No surprises and really not a single character you might feel good or sorry for. Can't understand the relatively high score on IMDb. Dutch movies most of the times consist of curses and sex. Well, this movie consists of nothing worth writing a comment about.


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